Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

More Argentine Humor

Monday, April 26th, 2010 Posted in cosas lindas, culture, day to day | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie Here is another installment of Argentine Humor.

Phrase of the Week

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in culture, phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

todo bien:all good This might be our favorite phrase in Argentina. It is used as a question, an answer or sometimes both. Combine it with a thumbs up, and life is good. When we recently visited family in Chile, we used todo ...

Festivals in Argentina

Monday, April 5th, 2010 Posted in culture, entertainment, travel | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie Here is a detailed list of the festivals throughout Argentina. January Fiesta Nacional de la Fruta Fina The National Festival of Fine Fruit, celebrated in early January, is held in El Hoyo, twelve kilometers outside of El Bolsón, Patagonia. ...

5 Patagonian Medicinal Plants

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 Posted in culture, flora | No Comments »

Written by Shanie As is the case throughout the world, the native people of the Patagonia area have been in touch with there natural surroundings for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. With their connection to the beauty of Mother Nature, ...

El Bolson, Patagonia Trivia

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 Posted in culture, day to day | 5 Comments »

Written by Shanie Our friendly neighbor to the south, El Bolson, is a great little town...definitely worthy of a visit. Especially for those hippies out there. For those interested, I thought I would offer some helpful trivia about Mother Nature's village... 1. El ...

Learning Spanish in Argentina

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Posted in business, culture, day to day, travel | 11 Comments »

Written by Shanie What are the best methods to truly learning a second language? There are a variety of techniques that may help you move beyond the “Hello, how are you?” phase. Some believe that the Link Method of associating foreign words ...

Dakar Rally Argentina-Chile Style

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in culture | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie Photos courtesy of the Dakar Rally Media Imagine being lost in the barren, hot Libyan Desert. With a parched, desperate desire for water, burning eyes and blistering skin an epiphany comes to you. You are standing on the future ...

10 Fun Facts about San Carlos de Bariloche

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 Posted in culture | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie In case you didn't know, here are ten quirky facts about Bariloche... Bariloche interestingly enough got its name from a typo. At the end of the 19th century an English pioneer of the Nahuel Huapi area, Enrique Paterson, wrote ...

The Andean Mummy Child

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 Posted in culture, travel | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie Pictures courtesy of the MAAM Museum This story is based on the life of a fifteen year old girl, The Maiden, who was found in 1999 on the top of Mount LLlullaillaco, in northern Argentina. Her ...

Bariloche FAQs That You Need to Know

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 Posted in culture, day to day, travel | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie Traveling to the far reaches of South America can be a bit intimidating. Put the word Patagonia with it and many are a bit baffled on what a traveler might expect. So, to give a sense of the ...